Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reflections on 2015

New Years Eve is the time to think about the past year and make assessments. For us, 2015 has been a good year. We started out in Mission, Texas and drove to Laredo where we passed our driving tests. We continued up the western border of Texas through Del Rio, Fort Stockton, and El Paso. From there we went to Silver City, NM, lingering in this lovely little town for a week.

We headed over to Casa Grande, AZ and spent a month in a first class resort.  We stayed in Arizona a while longer, visiting Congress and seeing Wickenburg and Prescott, before moving to the Phoenix International Speedway for a workamping gig at the Good Sam Rally. From The Phoenix area we went to Mesa, then Yuma, before heading to Aguanga, California. We spent a few days in Anaheim and saw some of our family at Disneyland. Then it was time to turn the motorhome east.

Bob and I stopped ar Lake Havasu City and Kingman, before seeing the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, Winslow, and the Grand Canyon.
We visited Sedona, too, before leaving Arizona for Gallup, New Mexico. Then on to Albuquerque, where we lingered for a week and saw sites from Breaking Bad as well as visiting Petroglyphs National Park and the Gathering of Indian Nations.

Passing through the northern part of Texas we were impressed by Palo Duro Canyon State Park. In Oklahoma we were only one day ahead of some deadly tornadoes that ripped through the area after we left. We moved to Oologah, OK and saw the Will Rogers Museum before moving to the Branson, MO area for two weeks.

We drove right through Illinois, visited the Airstream factory in Ohio, and had a blast at the Great Lakes Fiber Festival in Wooster, OH. It was but a hop, skip, and a jump at that point to zoom through PA and arrive in NJ for a visit with family. We enjoyed a trip to Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and stayed a couple of weeks before picking up grandkids for a camping trip to Cape May Courthouse, NJ.

We headed south, stopping briefly in Virginia along the way to Red Bay, Alabama, where we sat for weeks waiting for repairs to be made on our home. When we finally finished there, we went to Gulf Shores, AL for two weeks, then over to Pensacola, to Tallahassee, and on to Bradenton, FL where we attended The LTRVD Gathering with John and Kathy Huggins.

November saw us on the move again, stopping at a goat farm in Monticello, FL, at a gator ranch in Moss Point, MS, and at a heritage museum in Lafayette, LA. We arrived in Livingston, TX for a week before visiting family in Temple. We headed west through Junction and Fort Stockton, stopped at a winery in Anthony, NM, and broke down outside of Las Cruces, NM. Five long days later we headed to Deming for a night before coming to a stop in Williamsburg.

That was 2015! Have you followed us all year?

Happy New Year to all!

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